Malene Freudendal-Pedersen is Assistant Professor at Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change at Roskilde University in Denmark from where she also holds her PhD. She is part of the research group ‘Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies’ and has for many years been working within the field of mobilities with a specific focus on everyday praxis. She is the author of the book Mobility in Daily life – Between Freedom and Unfreedom (2009).
“Mobilities are on the forefront of contemporary social science research and the mobilities turn are increasingly appearing in various disciplines. At the same time the interconnection between mobilities and urban studies and the necessity to understand this are increasingly understood within the professions of city planners, architects, traffic engineers and politicians. This education is an important step in training the graduates, who have to plan this future, a future with mobilities as a center point.
The master in Mobilities and Urban Studies encompasses the full specter of theories, methods and praxis needed in order to understand, analyze, plan and thus change the mobilities of our future.”
Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Assistent professor, Roskilde University